Getting your news should be a relatively painless process. The sheer amount of it along with the untold number of sources can make it hard to separate the signal from the noise however. With the recent shutdown of Google Reader, many of us are still looking for the best tool to aggregate news. This week we’ll look at a few recent mashups that promise to keep you informed with the latest news. Read below for more details.
Amazon boasts 34 APIs in our directory and it goes without saying that they are a heavy hitter in the API world. In terms of page views and mashups, the clear leader is the Amazon Product Advertising API. Formerly the eCommerce Service, it has over 400 mashups and ranks among our top 15 most visited pages. The mashups we’re looking at today all make use of the Product Advertising API, read below for more details.
For music fans and concert goers, having instant access to information on which bands are playing where is definitely a plus. Being in the know and never missing out when it comes to great gigs in your area is even better. In comes new Facebook mashup, Fanbible; a live music event guide that works on android, iPhone, iPad and desktop browsers, keeping users informed even when they’re on the go.
Summer is in full swing and that means vacation time for many of us. Planning the logistics of a vacation can be a chore sometimes so this week we are presenting a few mashups to help you out. Whether it’s finding the right hotel, picking out tropical resorts or checking the road conditions these mashups have got you covered. Read below for more details.
Summer has officially started and the 4th of July holiday is right around the corner which means it’s time to close the book on June. Before we do that, let’s take a look at some of the great mashups that were submitted to our directory this month. These mashups include a service to find social influencers, a tool described as “Google Docs for visual people”, a mobile CRM and a music discovery service. Read below for more information on each.
Facebook continues to be a popular platform with developers and the Facebook API is one of our top five most viewed profile pages. Today we’ll take a look at some of the newer mashups to appear in our directory that make use of Facebook. These include a social exercise app, a social network for photographers and a word of mouth advertising system. Read below for more information on each of these.
Father’s Day weekend is again upon us. Growing up, my dad was always the hardest to shop for. I couldn’t always tell what he would like and if he did like it, he had a tendency to buy it for himself. This week we’ll look at some mashups that might help spark some ideas for those dads that are hard to get gifts for. The mashups include a little something for every dad out there including beer, hiking, golfing and movies. Read below for more details on each. ProgrammableWeb would like to wish a Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there.
This week we’re going to take a look at the most visited mashups in the ProgrammableWeb mashup directory over the last three months. The mashups all make use of the Google Maps API and appeared in our directory as far back as 2008 to as recently as last January. Take a look below for more details on each.
Cameras can capture what the human eye doesn’t always see, but only when they are setup and positioned correctly. One of the biggest challenges in developing an effective video surveillance system is eliminating the gaps in coverage between cameras, otherwise known as blind spots. Vumii, a maker of night vision cameras, has come up with a way to fix the problem. The Atlanta, Ga.-based company has developed a Web app based on the Google Maps API that enables users to asses a site and build a surveillance strategy based on the specific needs of a facility.
The ever elusive Pinterest API made news once again this week when its documentation briefly appeared on the Pinterest developer site. Here at ProgrammableWeb, the Pinterest API profile is our most viewed page showing that developers are itching for more information. While the official API hasn’t been released, we’ve still seen a number of mashups that take advantage of Pinterest’s functionality. Below we highlight a few of them.